Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Greetings from Kasilof.

News about the Kenai Peninsula Borough comprehensive plan update. Those folks who were unable to attend the meetings may obtain comment forms and questionnaires from the borough.

These forms must be returned by Friday to be considered in the next draft of the plan.

Residents will have additional opportunities to comment on the plan in writing or at public hearings in the spring. Also, the project Web site provides information about borough planning commission and assembly meetings as they are scheduled.

As I was unable to attend the meeting, I could not obtain a copy of the update plan for the Kasilof Public Library and now there aren't any to be had. Perhaps someone in the community would donate their used copy to the library for those who have not seen it.

My daughter, Olympia, and I were treated to a wildlife close-up this week when our chicken coop was visited by a great horned owl.

I keep about 30 birds, bantams and Wyandottes and around midnight last week, half-dressed and armed with a flashlight I investigated what was frightening my noisy girls. Luckily, there was no carnage illuminated by my beam. Still curious, I looked to the trees and saw perched on my netting pole, 5 feet away from me, a fine 20-plus-inch specimen of Strigiformes.

Minutes after blinking its eyes and orbiting his head the owl decided an easier meal could be found elsewhere and lifted off. For me the experience was better than National Geographic and the zoo.

Belated birthday greetings go to Dawson Pearson, Jessica Volk and Ed Pearson. Celebrating this week are Kris Meyer, Jodine Warfle, Louise Snyder, J.T. Hawkins and Ed Pederson.

Folks needing information about the library such as hours of operation, book availability and the like should not call Tustumena Elementary School.

Any questions about the library should be addressed to me. Patrons are encouraged to call me at home or on my cell phone at 252-1120 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day.

Some new arrivals at the library include, "The Wild Thornberrys" VHS collection, the novel "Indelible," by Karin Slaughter, and an entire collection of the "Pony Pals Club" books.

It is your community library, and everyone is welcome to use the Internet, access research materials, books, VHS and periodicals for free.

If you would like to see your news, event or announcement here, call or e-mail me. I hope you have a good week

Until next time, take care and God bless.

Shawna Wolk can be reached by phone at 260-3152 or by email at swolk2001@yahoo.com

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